General Practice is particularly suited to supporting the development of healthcare students due to the wide range of learning opportunities and types of patient contact that take place in this clinical setting. It is also a great setting to support the development of staff and provide opportunities to upskill through many programmes.
What are the benefits to having a student in placement?
There are many varied benefits to having a student within your practice or PCN including:
Promoting primary care as the career of choice
Help to improve retention of existing staff
Hosting students impacts positively on the whole team with an increase in critical thinking for all staff
Addition of learners to the practice team brings in diversity and differing skills sets
Enables smaller practices to have a role in workforce development and education
Opportunity to share students with neighbouring practices to support placement capacity and mentor/supervision requirements
Gives other roles the opportunity to be part of the teaching, raising their profile as educators
Provide additional resource
Income from the placement tariff or additional funding payable to the practice
There are many opportunities to take placements in your practice or PCN, please click the documents below to find out more information about which role placements you can support from Undergraduates to Postgraduates. (*please note these documents will be regularly updated with new information.)